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Holiday 2012: 50 Under 50


Looking for a quick gift idea to give to a photography, video or pro audio fanatic? Check out this no-nonsense list of fifty gifts that each costs less than fifty dollars. There's even stuff in here that grandparents and grandkids will appreciate.

The Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7) supports transfer rates up to 500 MB/s and is compatible with CompactFlash, SDHC/SDXC and SD UHS-I memory cards.

The Lenspen MiniPro Lens Cleaner is a small, pen-shaped cleaning tool designed for cleaning camera lenses and other optical devices.

The ViewSonic VFD621W-50 6" PortraitView Digital Photo Frame features an SD/SDHC/MMC memory card slot, a 6” display with 480 x 800 resolution and a slideshow function and transition effects. (A)

The Aluratek ADPF08SF 8" Digital Photo Frame features an SD/SDHC card slot, an 8” LCD panel with 800 x 600 resolution and a high-quality black frame.

Available in multiple colors, the Impecca 1.5" Digital Photo Keychain features a 1.5” display and an internal memory that can store up to 107 photos. (B)

The Creative Labs Live! Cam Socialize Webcam is designed for Skype, Windows Messenger Live! and more. It features a noise-canceling mic, 1280 x 960 resolution for stills and 800 x 600 for video, and HD 720/30p video chatting. (C)

Available in multiple colors, the Skullcandy INK'D MIC'D Earbud Headphones are equipped with 11mm full-range drivers, an inline microphone and a 3.5mm mini-plug. (D)

The Koss QZ99 Around-Ear Noise Isolating Headphones feature neodymium drivers, an integrated volume control, a stereo/mono switch and an adjustable headband. (E)

The camouflage Nikon Car Window Mount provides precise positioning of binoculars, spotting scopes or cameras on your car window. It has a large range of motion and a strong clamp. (F)

The Coby DP356 3.5" Digital Photo Album displays JPEG photos and features a 320 x 240 resolution 3.5” LCD screen with a built-in alarm clock, calendar and temperature display. (G)

The Gary Fong Tripod Adapter for iPhone 4 allows you to mount your iPhone 4 or 4S directly to a tripod. It can also be used with an optional Flip-Cage to create a tabletop stand.

The Vello Light Bouncer Plus for Portable Flashes is an accessory that fits most portable flashes. It can spread, redirect and soften light. It attaches easily, it's lightweight and it doesn't take up too much room in a bag.

Available in multiple colors, the Isotoner Women's smarTouch Gloves allow you to operate your smart phone, tablet or any other capacitive touch screen device while wearing gloves. (H)

Available in multiple widths and colors, the Domke Gripper Camera Straps feature twist-proof quick release extensions, swivel clips and an adjustable length up to 42” (107 cm).

The Fiio EO2i Portable Smartphone Headphone Amplifier improves sound quality and line control functionality on your iPhone 3Gs, 4, 4S or 5.

The Manfrotto MP3-D01 Large Pocket Support is a folding tabletop tripod for larger cameras and DSLRs. It features slip-resistant rubber feet, a storage pouch and an adjustment tool. (I)

The iLuv RockWall Dual USB Wall Charger features 15.5W output and dual USB ports for charging two devices simultaneously. It folds flat for traveling and accommodates international plug adapters. (J)

The Lifeproof Bike & Bar Mount for iPhone 4/4S Case fits a wide range of bicycle and motorbike bars. It supports landscape or portrait orientation and features access to all iPhone controls. (K)

The Joby Three-Way Camera Strap fits DSLRs and compact cameras. It combines a wrist, neck and shoulder strap into one convenient camera strap.

The Zeiss Lens Cleaning Kit is designed to keep your lenses and other valuable optics free from fingerprints, smudges and other environmental contaminants.

The Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 is a mouse that features a back button, a scroll wheel and the transceiver-free convenience of Bluetooth. (L)

The Logitech Trackman Marble is a unique mouse that features ambidextrous trackball design with fingertip control and ergonomically located buttons.

The Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick features 12 programmable buttons, a twist-handle rudder and a rapid-fire trigger. It includes Logitech gaming software as well. (M)

The Ruggard Memory Card Case features a dust-, water- and weather-resistant seal. It can hold two CF cards, two SD cards and four microSD cards. A polycarbonate exterior provides added impact protection. (N)

The X Shot Pocket X Shot is a telescopic camera extender that can extend out to 30.5” and collapses to 6.5”. It allows you to take stable photographs of yourself and it has a 1.25 lb (0.57 kg) maximum load capacity.

The Cocoon CGB150 Gramercy Messenger Sling for Apple iPad is made from black water-resistant ballistic nylon. It includes a handy GRID IT organizer and features a sling shoulder strap. (O)

The Kingston MobileLite G3 USB 3.0 Card Reader is a versatile multi-function card reader for SD/SDHC/SDXC cards, microSD/SDHC/SDXC cards and Memory Stick Pro Duo cards. (P)

The National Geographic Camera Bags and Pouches come in a variety of sizes and styles. They’re all beige-colored and constructed from a cotton hemp blend. (Q)

The Logitech Speaker System Z313 features 2.1-channels of audio with a 25-Watt RMS power output. The system includes two satellite speakers, a subwoofer and a wired control pod. (R)

The Davis & Sanford Steady Stick Compact for Camcorders with 1/4"-20 Tripod Connection is a lightweight support that eases the weight on your arm and shoulders when shooting.

The Bescor LED-40 On Camera Light features 36 LEDs that provide a 40-Watt-equivalent beam. It features a side-arm bracket and uses three AAA batteries for power.

The iLuv Artisan and Atelier Clutch Cases for iPhone 5 are made from full-grain genuine leather and feature a soft micro suede inner lining with wallet pockets and a magnetic closure. (S)

The iLuv Snoopy Cases for iPhone 5 come in a variety of themes and colors. All feature a customized fit, durable hardshell exterior and direct access to iPhone controls and ports. (T)

The iLuv Snoopy Character Series Cases for iPhone 4/4S feature a variety of Peanuts characters. All feature a customized fit, durable hardshell exterior and direct access to iPhone controls and ports.

The Oben TT-50 Table Top Tripod supports up to 6.6 lb. It features a 90° tilting ball head and a collapsible design. The TT-50 weighs 4.9 oz and works with most DSLRs and compact cameras. (U)

The tiltpod Mini Magnet Camera Support for Compact Digital Cameras is a support accessory with a magnetic base that attaches to your camera. It's incredibly small, and stays fastened to your camera's wrist strap.

The BlackRapid Wrist Strap is a wrist strap that makes a solid connection with your camera via the tripod thread. It's 9.4” (24 cm) in length features soft, comfortable nylon webbing. (V)

The Capturing Couture Boho Collection: 2" Harmony SLR/DSLR Boho Camera Strap features a vintage-style embroidered pattern and plush velvet padding.

The Woxom Slingshot Smartphone Video Stabilizer works with most smart phones and features a slingshot design with pop-out legs. It can be used to reduce the effects of camera movement when shooting video. (W)

The Gary Fong Flip-Cage with Tripod Adapter for iPhone 4/4S features a protective roll-bar cage that functions as a table-top tripod for your iPhone. It features a ¼”-20 thread at the bottom as well.

The Koss PortaPro Stereo Headphones have a design that's remained unchanged since their introduction in 1984. They have a "Comfort Zone" setting option that adjusts the ear pads for a comfortable fit. (X)

The Creative Labs Inspire T3130 2.1 Speaker System includes two magnetically shielded satellite speakers and a large-flared subwoofer with a handy bass-control knob. (Y)

Requiring less desk space than a mouse, the Kensington Orbit Trackball with Scroll Ring features optical technology for precise tracking, and symmetrical, ambidextrous design. It’s compatible with PC and Mac. (Z)

The iLuv iEP515 Premium In-Ear Stereo Headphones features an inline microphone and remote unit, as well as a gold-plated 3.5mm connector. Multiple ear tips are included. (Aa)

The Crumpler Industry Disgrace Camera Strap features an extra-thick, anti-slip neck pad that wicks away moisture. It’s made from rugged, double-layered neoprene and has integrated accessory loops. (Bb)

The silver Manfrotto 394 Photo-Movie Monopod has a maximum telescoping height of 5’ (152.5 cm). It supports up to 9.9 lb (4.5 kg) and weighs only 0.73 lb (0.33 kg). A sturdy wrist strap is included.

Available in multiple sizes, the Vello LCD Hoods protects your camera or camcorder LCD screen from the glare of direct sunlight. They feature touch fasteners for quick removal.

The Celestron Nature 10 x 25 Monocular is an ergonomically designed scope with a form-fitting shape and a BaK-4 multicoated roof prism. It’s fog- and waterproof, so it can be used during inclement weather.

Available in multiple colors, the Brunton Echo Pocket Scope 7 x 18 Monocular is a pocket-sized scope with Bak-4 prisms and multicoated glass. They feature objective focus rings and fold-down eyecups. (Cc)

The Bushnell 8x40 Birder Binocular features BaK-7 prisms, and it’s equipped with multicoated optics, a textured center focus knob and non-slip rubber armor. (Dd)

For even more gift suggestions, contact a B&H Sales Professional via live chat, over the phone or in the B&H SuperStore.

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